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Starry False Solomon’s Seal

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Maianthemum stellatum/Smilacina stellata

Flower Description:

Plume-like cluster of up to 20 star-like clusters of white flowers. Blowers produce berries that begin as greenish with purple stripes and turn purple as the ripen.

FamilyButchers Broom
Season BloomMay
HabitatPrefers sunnier, drier habitats than the other Solomon Seals.
Height12-30 "
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are about 6 inches long and 2 inches wide, elliptical shape with a pointed tip. Deeply veined and lightly hairy on the underside. Leaves are alternate and appear to be clasping the stem.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun